FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI
Items of Industrial Interest Glear.c 1 From All Over the State.
Notes and Comments.
BY H. E. BLAKESLEE.
Every man in the State of Missis
sippi has a mission to perform and
that too outside the duty he owes to
his family and himself. The greatest
responsibility outside those above
mentioned, is toward his fello.w man.
It is well that a man make money and
provide liberally for his loved ones,
but at the same time he is due some
thing to others as well. The man
who comes to cross into the great be
yond without having performed some
service for his fellow man, or helped
to make his country better, if he wears
a crown at all, it will certainly be a
starless one. It is encumbent upon
all men to use every energy and talent
possessed where it will do the greatest
good to the greatest number. In our
beloved State there is a great work to
perform in the way of developing re
sources and providing factories to
work the crude material that is so
abundant in almost every section.
The cry is for men who will take hold
and put into operation plans for doing
this work so that the whole benefit
will remain with us here in the State.
For too long have we sent our crude
material to New England to have it
worked and then shipped back to our
people for consumption. We are the
producer and user of cotton goods,
and strange to say, until within the
past few years there have been but
few factories in the South that at
tempted to manufacture cotton into
cloth. A change is taking place, and
the results sure to follow will no
doubt give a great stimulus to in
creased effort in the future. It is in
cumbent on our people to give all en
couragement possible to the establish
ment of factories of all kinds that will
manufacture the crude material found
here. It is a duty that should be per
formed with obligations as binding as
to church or State. To induce capital
from outside sources to come in and
help in this great work of development,
we must show a willingness ourselves
to help. Capital is generally timid , to
venture in where home money is shy
of being put out. Show the faith you
have in your own country by investing
in the many good things that will he
offered during the coming year and the
result will be all that could he wished
for. Having performed this duty as it
should be, life will be better worth
living and death much easier to face.
Mississi;;pians must face the situation
in the proper spirit, and the period of
prosperity to follow the doing of our
whole duty will never have known a
paralel in the history of these United
. States. Make up your mind to act
upon these suggestions right now and
let the good work commence before
the sun goes down upon another mis
Do the people of Mississippi realize
what the building of an Isthmian canal
will mean to the State? Had they
thought of the prominent position the
State would occupy at the completion
of this project with regard to the rest
of the country? Possibly not, but it
will be worth millions upon millions of
dollars to them. The culmination of
this project will build up the entire
State, and more especially, the coast
country. This is true also of all gulf
States. Cities will spring up as if by
magic and the trend of commerce this
way will stagger the ordinary mind to
conceive. The gulf States will be the
gateway to millions of people who will
onr products. Factories will build
along our coast to work material here
tofore considered as useless. To enu
merate the advantages would be too
big a job in one column, but suffice it
to say, no section of the great United
States would be benefltted as the gulf
States. Then we may hope that no ob
stacle will be thrown in the way of
the government in bringing about the
consummation of this immense pro
Abc-rdeen will have an excelsior fac
tory as soon as the machinery can be
Installed. The plant will turn out
something like a car of excelsior
every dav and will employ twenty-five
hands, the crude materia! to be used
will he chiefly old field pines. This is
something of an innovation in the way
of a factory for this State. And to
think, the excelsior will be manufac
tured from old field pines, thousands
upon thousands of acres of which
abound In the State and have hereto
fore been considered worthless, even
for wood. If these pines can be made
of use and no doubt they can, there is
plenty of material here to run an hun
dred factories for a thousand years,
The man who can find a use for old
field pines and make them worth
something to owne"s of land encum
bered with them, is truly a benefactor
of his race.
The newspapers over the State have
been after the members of the senate
for voting to themselves the chairs
and desks used during the recent seB
Bion for $2 each when the chairs cost
$4 each within the last few months,
The house chairs were old ones and
with the desks were not worth more
than paid for them. With the senate,
however, it was different. One sena
tor a few days since came up and paid
the $4 that his chair cost and cleared
his skirts of the charge. It is likely
that the senators acted upon the pre
cedent set by the house without con
sidering the difference which existed
between the worth of furniture used
by the two bodies. All of them will
likely pay the difference and set the
* * •
There is enough good play in the
State to make all the pottery and semi
porcelain ware that will be used in
the country for several years. Some
man with an eye for a good thing will
find It out some of these days and reap
a fortune from it.
■want to hire a patent kicker for per
Bonal use because we didn't get onto
* • •
A seven million dollar railroad and
a million dollar lumbering concern
were organized in the state last week.
They now get up into the millions
with great frequency. ^
Panola county also has "indications"
of oil and a stock company is being or
ganized to prospect for the same. It
Is in the oil line that reaches from
the West Virginia field to the Beau
mont region and who dares to say
that they will not be successful In
Then we will all
Jackson anticipates the greatest pe
rtod of prosperity in her history just
now beginning. Several largo office
and mercantile buildings have been
contracted for to he built thii; sum-1
mer, the electric road to Vicksburg
and numerous other enterprises are on
* * •
k / :v
of the State,
prevail as in south Mississippi, people
interested in trucking are bound to
be attracted sooner or later. A little
advertising of the propeer kind would
in a short time make it the greatest
fruit and vegetable producing country
in the world.
« • •
Mule raising is bound to become a
leading and profitable industry in the
State. The experience of those who
have tried it confirms this as a fact.
The Aberdeen Examiner says that D.
I. Howard & Co., of that place made a
specialty of exporting Monroe county
bred mules last year and found that
they commanded as good price as
those raised in Missouri or any other
State. The experience of successful
raisers of mules would prove inter
esting reading and would look well in
this department. Let's hear from
some of them.
The number of charters recorded in
the office of the secretary of State this
week has been small from the fact
that Attorney General Williams has
been absent in New Orleans looking
after the boundary dispute, and Gov.
Vardanian in St. Louis with the Fair
show a largely increased number, how
ever, on this account.
Seay Confectionery Co., Meridian—
Capital, $25,000, manufacture and' deal
Van Cleave Bros. Mercantile Co.,
Ocean Springs—Capital, $15,000, gen
Amendment to the charter of the R.
Watts & Co., increasing capital stock
Davenport Fractional Calculator Co.,
Okolona—Capital, $2,500, print and
sell fractional calculators.
Peoples Drug Store, Braxton—Cap
ital, $5,000, retail drug store.
Progress Furniture Co.,
burg—Capital, $2,000, retail furniture
Next week will likely
The staid old city of Grenada is get
ting a move on herself. The business
men are preparing to organize a busi
ness league on late principles and get
down to business right. The largest
plant in the world for creosoting ties
is In course of construction just north
of town and will add many thousand
dollars to the coffers of her merchants
each year as well as helping the sur
rounding country proportionately. A
new addition to the town has been
platted and placed on the market,
another railroad is coming, much
building of a substantial nature is be
ing done and the people confidently
expect many other good things in the
next year or two, and will go after
The Poplarville Free Press says that
truck growing around that town has
proven very profitable to those engag
ed therein and that it Is almost a con
tinual thing, the mild winters retard
ing growing of crops but little. There
is a great future ahead for that section
Where such conditions
. • *
In the delta of our State there are
thousands of acres of land that can be
bought now for $6 to $10 per acre in
the woods that will produce easily 75
bushels of corn or a hale and a half
of cotton to the acre, and other stuff
in proportion. Labor is scarce and
what is needed is a bureau to interest
good white labor to come here, buy
this land and put it in cultivation. A
State of landowners is much more to
be desired than one of renters and
Is there a community in the State
where land values have not advanced
from 50 to 100 per cent in the past
three or four years? There certainly
is not, and the end is not yet. This
has been caused by good work done
by the wide awake people who are al
ways alert to the interest of their com
munity in getting everything good that
comes along. Opportunities will still
come, and in increased nuyibers. Let
every neighborhood, town or city get
In shape to get what comes. Only
hustlers will be in at the windup,
The Progressive Union of Columbus
has succeeded in locating a big factory
for the manufacture of fleece lined
underwear. The plant will employ 250
operatives and is a large feather in
the cap of that rejuvenated town,
That Progressive Union has already
been worth more than the cost for a
whole year, and the work has only
In a short time the town
without such an organization will be
a back number of the rankest hue.
Organized effort is the key to Indus
Brookhaven came to the frant last
week with a lumber concern with a
capital stock of a million dollars. In
connection with the enterprise a $50,
000 mercantile establishment is also
Several hundred hands
w ill be employed and the plant will
prove a great stimulus to that already
Small industries to employ labor
and work our crude material are need
ed in almost every town in the State.
The man who establishes them de
the heartiest commendation of
his neighbors and progressive people
» • •
The M. J. & K. C. will build a
$5,000 depot at Newton and the good
people over there are correspondingly
happy over the prospect.
* * *
As an evidence of hustling, we call
attention to the fact that the Winona
Times Is It.
burned and things looked pretty blue
for the paper to come out again in
several weeks but the hustling pro
prietor was equal to tho occasion. He
bought out a competitor and never
missed an issue.
The Times outfit was
Ten acres of Mississippi land well
arranged for fruit, and vegetables will
produce more money than the laborer
can get In a city and besides will bring
ten times the satisfaction and con
tentment that the confines of a city
• • •
There Is a marked improvement In
the newspapers of the state. They
superior typographically than a
few years since and are much better
patronized by the merchants. Nothing
Is a better sign of the thrift and pros
perity of a town than the newspapers
published in it. If the town Is alive
and wide awake to everything that
is good for it, it can be told plainly
by a glance at the local papers,
* * . ...
Almost overy town In the State with
two dozen or more people has organ
ized a base ball team and will grpw
enthusiastic this summer over the
FATALLY STAOBEO BY M0I10S
Two United States Soldiers Meet
Death in the Philippines.
Capt. David P. Wheeler nud Corpor
al Percy Hcyvelt Fall Vlctli
Manila, April 16.—Capt. David P.
Wheeler and Corporal Percy Heyvelt,
of the Twenty-second infantry, while
reconnoitering the Moros' works along
the Taraea river, in the Lake Lanao
district of the island of Mindanao,
April 11, were stabbed in the abdomen.
Capt. Wheeler died at Marahui, April
13. Corporal Heyvelt Is fatally wound
Capt. David P. Wheeler, of the Twen
ty-seqond infantry, who died at Mara
hui, Mindanao, Thursday, from a stab
wound in the abdomen, Inflicted at Ta
raca on the 11th inst„ was born in
Ohio, July 18, 1876, and attained his
captaincy at the age of 27 years. His
father, Benjamin Wheeler, resides in
Zanesville, O. Capt. Wheeler had a
splendid fighting record, gained dur
ing his service in the Philippines. He
was engaged in the action resulting in
the fall of Manila, in 1898, and in the
Filipino insurrection which occurred
in February, 1899. He fought at Tondo
and Bulacan in 1899, and in the en
gagement of San Isidro, San Pablo,
Santo Tomas and Pacol, in 1900. He
entered the academy at West Point in
1894 from Ohio, and was commissioned
captain in 1903.
MURDERER CONFESSES GUILT
Tell* lfow Hu Brutally Murdered
Father and Dautfliti
Girl He Loved.
April 16.—In the
presence of a number of witnesses, Ed
Gammons, who murdered Lake Kinsey
and his daughter, Fannie Kinsey, at
Water Valley, has made a confession.
His statement regarding the death of
the young woman, with whom he was
in love, is sensational. He says that
after he killed her father in the field,
he went to the house where the girl
was and told her of his deed. At first
the two planned to run away and be
married, but the girl changed her mind
and asked him to kill her, which, he
says, he refused at first to do. Then
she tried to get the pistol away from
him. He then told her to step off a
few paces and turn her back, which
she did. He then shot and killed her.
Gammons will be tried at the June
term of court.
MAY CLOSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Grave »t Knn.snn City an
lleNult of Killing of a White
Boy By a Negro.
Kansas City, Mo., April 10.—The
mixed high school at Kansas City,
Kas., may be closed permanently as a
result of the race feeling that has
grown out of the killing of Roy Martin,
a white pupil, by a negro. Although
there was but little outward show of
excitement Friday, the situation is still
considered grave. Many citizens, both
white and black, discussed calmly the
best means of preventing further trou
ble. Inasmuch as separate schools can
not be provided withoait an act of the
legislature, the general sentiment was
in favor of closing the school for the
remainder of the term at least.
SCION OF A NOBLE FAMILY
Pound Guilty nud Sentenced to
-are in Prison For
Milwaukee, April 16.—Fritz Idle Von
Ingelheim, who claims to be a scion
of one of the oldest and noblest fami
lies of Germany, and himself heir to
immense estates and a noble title, son
of a cabinet official under Emperor
William I., was sentenced to three
years and six months in state's prison
Friday, for forgery, by Judge Brazee,
Von lngelhein attributes his downfall
to gambling an l intoxicants. He was
known to the police as Fred L. Ingel
heim. He says he will return to Ger
many after serving his sentence. Ac
cording to Ingelheim, he deserted from
a German military academy in 1880,
when 16 years old, and has been re
ceiving an annual income of $4,000
from an estate ever since.
TOOTHPICK CAUSES DEATH
Cancer of Tongue Canned By Cob
flnuous Irritation Cannes Death
of St. I.oufn Man.
St. Louis, April 16.—The habit of
holding a toothpick in the mouth is
blamed for a cancerous affection of
the tongue, resulting in the death of
Adolph Weymann, aged 47, which oc
curred Thursday afternoon, after an
Illness of two years.
Mr. Weymann was born in Osen
buch, Germany, and came to America
in 1870. He was vice-president of the
Flohr-Walter Candy Co., later the A.
J. Walter Candy Co., until that con
cern was absorbed by the trust.
Work of a Hull Id l>og.
Carbondale, 111., April 16.—A rabid
dog frightfully lacerated the 18-year
old son of E. Brewer, who resides ten
miles west of this city, and inflicted
wounds that may prove fatal. Before
being killed it wounded three mules,
valued at $500, seven cows and 12 head
Worst Storm of the Season.
Green Bay, Wis., April 16.—The
worst storm of the season Is raging to
day. A heavy fall of snow is drifting
badly. Street car and railway service
Texas Murderer Captured In Mexico.
Austin, Tex., April 16.—Bonafaclo
Robelero, the murderer of Sheriff R.
M. Glover and Constable Henry Sna
ble, of Gonzales county, has been cap
tured, after being a fugitive for nearly
three years. He is in jail at Ciudad
Porfirio Diaz, Mex.
Chair of Secular History.
Washington, April 16.—Charles H.
McCarthy, of Philadelphia, has been
formally offered the chair of secular
history at the Catholic university.
THE PHILIPPINE SCOUTS
A Battalion of Them at the World's
Fair in St. Louis.
Selected From Four
Tribe*, and Are Thoroughly Loyal
to the lulted Hlute*.
St, Louis, April 16—The Philippine
scouts, 600 strong, will arrive in St.
Louis Saturday. A telegram to MaJ.
Johnston, in whose charge the scouts
will be during their stay at the World's
fair, brought this information.
"The scouts,'' said Maj. Johnston,
"represent the pick of the Philippine
army. They are the duties of the Phil
"In additon to the regular corps,
there will be a native band of 40 pieces,
and, while they will be at the fair in
an official capacity, detailed for duty
here by the war department, they will
cder one of the best attractions in the
"The scouts represent the highest
type of civilization on the islands, and
their appearance will surprise Ameri
cans who have never visited the Philip
The Philippine scouts are composed
of those natives who went over to
the American side in 1901. In the bat
talion are included men of the Mac
cabebes, who proved themselves loyal
to the government under Spanish rule,
and who have been just as loyal to
the interests of the American govern
Another faction represented is the
Tagalogs, who are looked upon as the
politicians of the Philippines. Another
type that will he seen is the Illocanos,
the artisans of the Philippines.
Three carloads of equipment for the
scouts have arrived at the World's
fair grounds. Each soldier will re
ceive four suits of clothes for service
at the fair. The uniforms will be
olive drab, white, the regular blue
suits worn by soldiers, and the khaki
uniforms, a yellow canvass garment.
A large per cent, of the scouts are
Roman Catholics, and a native chap
lain is accompanying them.
Tents have been provided by the
government, which have board floors
and will be lighted by electricity.
ARRIVAL OF THE SHERIDAN
Three Hundred Members of the Fili
istuhulnry For the
Is World's Fair.
San Francisco, April 16.—The United
States army transport Sheridan ar
rived to-day from Manila, via Naga
saki and Honolulu. She brought 300
members of the native constabulary
and police of the Philippine islands and
their band, en route to the St. Louis
exposition. The Eleventh cavalry reg
iment also came on the Sheridan. Of
these troops 17 officers and 102 men
are en route to Des Moines, la.; five
officers and 90 men are %n their way to
Fort Sheridan, and five officers and 98
men are going to Jefferson Barracks,
IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY.
Torpedo Boat Flotll
la "Ilendy for Service" After a
Washington, April 16.—Rear-Ad
miral Cooper, commanding the Asiatic
fleet, cabled the navy department from
Cavite that Lieut. Chandler, com
manding the torpedo boat flotilla which
arrived at the port Thursday, after a
run of about 15,000 miles from Hamp
ton Roads, "reports flotilla ready for
service." The news is very gratifying
to the officials of the navy department,
and speaks well for the seaworthiness
of the torpedo boats and the fine sea
manship of the officers and men who
had them in charge.
COMING TO FAIR OPENING
Party of German Prince* and Prin
cesKe* Start t<
World's Fair Opening.
Berlin, April 16.—Prince and Princess
Hohenlohe : Schillingfuerst, the former
the son of the late imperial chancellor
of that name; the hereditary Prince
Victor Von Ratibor, his daughter, the
Princess Elizabeth, and his brother,
Prince Kark, governor of Atirich, Prus
sia, have sailed for New York on the
steamer Blu.echer, of the Harabnrg
American line, on their way to attend
the opening of the Si. Louis exposition.
EXCHANGE OF CONDOLENCES
Comit Captnlnl and President Rome*
velt Kx cli an a** Condolence* on
Washington, April 16.—Count Cas
sini, the Russian ambassador, having
formally expressed to the president the
condolence of his government upon the
accident sustained by the Missouri, the
president in turn personally expressed
his deepest sympathy for the loss sus
tained by Russia in the death of Ad
miral Makaroff and the sinking of the
Animal* For the World** Fair.
New York, April 16.—A collection of
800 animals, the largest ever brought
to this country in a single ship, was
on hoard the Hamburg-American
steamer Bethania, from Hamburg.
Nearly all the animals are for exhibi
tion at the St. Louis exposition.
Know In Wisconsin anil Michigan.
Milwaukee, April 16—Wisconsin and
Upper Michigan had quite a heavy
snow storm for April, after midnight.
The greatest fall, according to the
weather bureau reports, was five inches
at Green Bay.
Usual Fate of Peacemaker*.
St. Joseph, Mo-, April 16.—Because
they tried to act peacemakers between
infuriated uncle and his wife,
Grover Foster and his sister, Mrs. Mitt
Sigler, received pistol-shot wounds
from which Foster died instantly and
Mrs. Sigler can not recover.
Will Be Treated
Washington, April 16.—The Russian
government has given notice that
newspaper correspondents using wire
less telegraphy will he treated as spl*«
GOODS RHHVZD SUE SAT IS', ORDERED FRO!
»»» Canton, Mississippi
Fine Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquor*
Gins, Brandies, Etc,, of all Prices * Qualities
Hesdorffcr's Private Stock per quad $1.00
Hesdorffcr's Pare Rye
Kentucky 'Belle 'Bourbon
(Xd Glory Rye
Gilt Edge Straight Whiskey per gallon $2.00
The Famous Tied Top Rye per quart $1.25
Pete Cooper Rye reduced price per quart $/.50
Murry Hiu Club rtcuced price
Old Monopole Rye
Old Silas SMoore
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded on Any of These Brands.
LON8 DISTANCE TELEPHONE, NUMBER 74.
SOCIETY * *
146 and 348 Broadway, Hew York
EDWARD W. SCOTT, President
•» «• Organized *• -
SIX YEcATiS' ADDITIONS hT^OM OFFICIAL ST A TESMENTS
in THE COMPANY HAS DOUBLE ITS INCOME [j
8 TREBLED ITS ASSETS QUADRUPLED ITS RE- 9
9 SERVE TEN-FOLD INCREASED ITS EXCESS OF IN- o
6 COME OVER DISBURSEMENTS j» > > > 2
Policies Issued to meet the wants of all amounts $100 to $50,000
*** AGENTS WANTED ***
JAS. H. FUQUA, JR., General Agent,
HOLMES COUNTY BANK BUILDING, LEXINGTON, MISS.
For Information as to
Rates Apply to.
W. H: SUTTON
Fire and Cyclone Insurance
An Ideal Shopping Place
it found her*. Ladies' will appreci
ate that on their first visit to the
store. The stock of goods carried is
particularly well assorted and being
selected with care the design, work
manship and finish of various arti
offered is highly pleasing. There's
a very pleasing line of little novelties
in Gold, Silver and other metals
They are not expensive,* but add
much to the charm of a costume.
JEWELER and JUVERSMITH
P. A. LINDHOLM,
NEW MA/ON1C ANNEX...
Make* Fat. Strength, Blood Bone and Muscle
If you are tired, broken down, despondent, worn out, pale, losing
flesh, have no energy, do not feel like arising in the morning for
the days work, you noed a bottle of this wonderful medicine.
Five Hundred bottle* of this Emulso-Hypo ha* been sold in one
County in Tennessee in the laet two years. Physicians presort be
it. druggists sell itl People praise it, and we guarantee it.
One bottle sold, sells a dozen. If you buy a bottle and take it
according to directions, and it fails to do you any good the druggist
is authorited to refund you your money, one dollar, and charge
that, dollar to us. We have never had a bottle returned.
Read what the editor of the Southerner, Okolona, Miss., says:
Shoffner-Hayes Medicine Co.. Paducah, Ky. In 1901 my
mother ocmmenced taking Hayes Beechwood Emulso-Hypo with
Iron when said her lungs were to badly involved that she would
not likely be alive but a few weeks. It improved her so rapidly
that she was soon in good health for one of her years. I wish you
the success you deserve with your Beeohwood Emulso,
Yours truly, Aaron Of. Davis.
Shoffner-Hayes Medicine Co.,
For Sale By B. S, Beall..
DRS. SXANSBUKT St ALEXANDER,
Surgical and Mechanical
Rooms 2nd floor Masonic Building.
Every operation pertaining to Denigtry.
carefully and skillfully treated. Teetb ex*
tracted without pain. Gums heal rapidly.
Day Phone 88. Night Phone 84. j
G. C. PHILLIPS
PHYSICIAN AND SURQMO#
Office la the building gouth of the
J. M. Bargeut store.
Office 'phone 51. Residence 'phone 79
R. H. BAKER, J*.
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON
Office over the Bank of Holmes County,
P. D. HOLCOMBS
Up etalrs In McCain Building—Teeth
Extracted with little pain.
HOOKER & McBE E,
Office Bank of Holmes County up-stalre.
W f. TACKETT
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TAGKET T £ SMITH
Attorneys at Law
Office: Front suit of roomi in tt* new
W. L. DYER
Attorney at Law
Offloe .oath of tbs J. M. Strgeot
«. r. MOIL A. M. PEPPER E. B ELMORE.
NOEL, PEPPER & ELMORE,
At tornej a at Law
Offioe upstairs la oourt bouse
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